It's not just about presenting but communicating with real impact.

When it comes to presentations, we tend to think of someone on a stage, standing behind a lectern delivering a keynote speech.

At one time or another, most of us have struggled to stay awake, as an uninspiring speaker blinds us with science, complex slides or a combination of the two.  And there’s only one thing worse than sitting through a presentation that fails to hit the mark – and that’s being the person who delivered it.

Yet presentations and public speaking take many different forms and most senior people in both public and private sector roles may well be called upon to present in a variety of situations including:   

  • Participating in roundtable or panel debates at conferences or breakfast briefings for the media
  • Presenting – or pitching – to potential clients to win new business or contracts
  • Announcing annual results to journalists and analysts or launching a new product or service
  • Recording podcasts or vodcasts to be posted on the company’s website or intranet
  • Making an announcement to staff or colleagues
  • Pitching a new idea, reporting to managers, speaking to potential investors or presenting to the Board
  • Making a keynote speech at a company or industry conference
  • Standing up in a council chamber to make a speech or respond to questions

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What many people forget is that it’s not just what you say, but also how you say it.

Making any sort of presentation requires careful planning, preparation and plenty of practice to ensure you are remembered for all the right reasons, with the audience inspired by what you have said and persuaded to act upon your words.